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What is PVC Foam Sheet?

PVC Foam is a lightweight, compressed foam board used extensively in the display and exhibition industry. The material is generally used in short term print and signage applications, or as backing board to exhibition and pop up display creations.

PVC, or Polyvinyl chloride, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer (Wikipedia) and as a sheet product it is available in a 

1. A 'rigid' pvc sheet - a stiff, hard and rigid pvc sheet usually supplied gloss one sided and matt other side
2. A compressed foam pvc sheet - a ligthweight, slightly flexible pvc sheet that has a softer surface
3. A lightweight foam centred sheet, or 'foam' board - a springy foam centre board covered on both sides by a harder skin



Rigid pvc sheets have a more industrial type application and are used commonly in engineering and construction like chemical tank construction, window frames and door frames and also everyday items like bank cards. Foam PVC sheets, as mentioned above are used throughout signage, exhibitions and display and provide excellent properties like hard wearing, formability and easy work processing and machining. They are particularly popular for use in 3D lettering where thicker PVC sheet are routered to create shapes or latter that out or stepped off the underlying substrate. Foam centred sheets are lightweight and used

For the sign maker, we supply sheets in typical industry sizes as follows:

  • 2440 x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft)
  • 3050 x 1220mm (10ft x 4ft)
  • 3050 x 1560mm (10ft x 5ft)
At Print Solutions Dublin, we supply 2 ranges of sheet. The Polycasa range of PVC foam sheet, called Foamalite, are free from dangerous substances and fulfil the requirements of all RoHS / WEEE- directives and the EU chemical ordinance (REACH). 

In addition to the Foamalite range, we have also introduced our own branded bsmart Pearl range of PVC sheet. bsmart products bring together 15 years of research and development with achieved industry product specifications. Our exhaustive range of high quality bsmart products comes from an exhaustive range of media and displays approved by printers and media owners in different countries worldwide.



Our bsmart range of foam sheet are low density foam and include multiple sheet thicknesses from 2mm to 19mm

  • bsmart Light Pearl
  • bsmart True Pearl
  • bsmart Heavy Pearl
Watch out for some great offers across or PVC range of sheets. During the month of May and June 2017, we are offering superb discounts on 19mm Black Foam PVC. See more details here